Praying for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2020
Although our churches are closed for public prayer and worship, we are encouraged to continue to pray for vocations, especially on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Sunday 3 May 2020.
This year Pope Francis has chosen to reflect upon Jesus’ call for Peter to walk across the water during the storm. He offers a very beautiful reflection on our vocation that seems apt in our current situation.
Read Pope Francis’s letter and reflection here and the biblical text it is based on.
And his letter to young people here.
Prayer card for vocations (from the Diocesan Vocations Office).

Praying the Rosary for Vocations
Last week on the Feast of St Mark the Holy Father wrote a letter to the whole church,  encouraging everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May, especially so as millions of people throughout the world are isolated in their homes, and unable to meet with their families or in church. In praying the Rosary we are never truly alone.
Why not pray for vocation using this Rosary for Vocations during May?  This article in The Portal (the Ordinariate’s online journal) for May highlights the wider context of vocations, which involves the whole people of God, and not just those ordained and/or consecrated to particular ministries.